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“What do I need for a Master 4 “

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  • Now called Master < 35 metres. You need 180 days qualifying sea service on commercial vessels > 24 m long, including 120 days as person in charge of a navigational watch, and a completed approved task book; or
  •  360 days qualifying sea service on commercial vessels >24 m long including 240 days as person in charge of a navigational watch
  • Course runs in two parts. The first runs parallel with the Master 24 metres and you will be running some of the practical drills as would occur on a vessel. Part 2 is specific to Master 35m and will be separate and held over two weeks

 

Course

PART 1:

  • Navigation and Position Determination
  • Passage Planning
  • Wheelhouse Equipment and Electronic Navigation Aids
  • Watchkeeping
  • Vessel Design, Construction and Maintenance
  • Regulations

PART 2:

  • Stability
  • Cargo Operations
  • Crew and vessel management
  • Vessel Handling
  • Propulsion and Machinery operation and management
  • Working at heights and Confined Space Entry

Training can be after hours and weekends on demand

  • Held at 14 of 121 Business Centre, Shute Harbor rd opposite Bunnings Cannonvale
  • Other places do correspondence but there’s a low completion rate. Face to Face like we offer works best. Its $2399 with funding* The deposit is $99 non refundable
  • Full payment required on commencement. There are payment plans available. .
  • Students who experience difficulties with completing the master 4 may be more suited to completing more sea time first.
  • There’s an assignment or exam for each subject. Look at the list of subjects as each student is required to keep track of their own studies and progress.
  • A lot of research and study is required from each student before attending the block course as this is a time to consolidate knowledge already being gained and work as a team to close any gaps in skills and knowledge.
  • The course is very practical with on water navigation exercises and attendance at a slipway and engineering workshop
  •  On the last Friday we complete an on water practical voyage to near Hayman Island completing a night return and all the required drills. If you are deemed not meeting the assessment criteria you will need to obtain either more practical experience or theory knowledge which could take much extra time.
  • Grab a copy of Gandy’s Australian Boating manual and look through it in detail.abm
  • An interview assessment is held by us at the end of the course. This lasts approximately 1 hour and covers the required skills and knowledge for coxswain 1.  A satisfactory result in this is required before being deemed competent. Students can resit with a 1 week wait between each attempt. each interview is an additional cost of $50 for an outside assessor. This is a transition based on changes being introduced by AMSA in mid 2017 where there will be no AMSA oral interview.

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